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Battles From the Age of Reason Primer, Third Edition
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Battles From the Age of Reason Primer, Third Edition

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The BAR Primer is an enjoyable, user-friendly source for those who want to learn the Battles from the Age of Reason (BAR) game system or those who want to improve their knowledge of the system. Included in the BAR Primer are illustrated, easy-to-read explanations and examples of all of the most important BAR rules. There is a section on BAR tactics and an invaluable programmed instruction portion that will allow gamers to gradually and painlessly learn the system. The BAR Primer also includes information for updating all previous games to the BAR v3 rules and a section of charts that are exclusive to the BAR Primer.

This Third Edition of the BAR Primer has corrected all known errata and made a few clarifications. For new material, there is a section on “Limited Activations” as well as BAR Optional Rules. For this Third Edition, all the charts from the BAR Primer have been collected together for easy printing. This pdf file is formatted so that if it is printed with a duplex printer, it will print the proper front and back pages together.

Update and errata counters for all previous BAR games were included as part of the original BAR Primer. These are (obviously) not included with this pdf file, but they can still be purchased. There is a limited stock of these counters available--contact Clash of Arms Games for purchasing information.

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November 2nd, 2016
Indispensible if you wish to learn the BAR rules, which are the best series of tactical boardgames around [...]
June 1st, 2016
This is a Primer for the BAR system and a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to play these games. I only wish it were still in print! [...]
April 24th, 2015
Caveat Emptor: This is not a complete product. It requires the 3rd Edition BAR rules (not included) as an integral component. From the Primer itself: "The Primer should not be read as rules, but rather should be used in conjunction with [...]
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